Police investigate stab wound puzzle

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MYSTERY still surrounds the series of events that lead to a man falling unconscious at the wheel through stab wounds in Denby.

Neighbours near the One Stop convenience store on Derby Road saw a bleeding man slumped back in a 4x4 vehicle on the main road on Friday, May 25, shortly after 8am.

A witness, who did not wish to be named, said onlookers first thought the man was sleeping in the early morning heat.

She said: “I thought maybe he was waiting for someone at the shop – he was there for quite a while.

“At first he kept picking his head up as if he was waiting for someone in the shop.

“After an hour the seat looked to have gone back a bit – we thought he might be sleeping because it was quite warm. Other neighbours came out, about six of them, then an ambulance turned up.

“It is so odd that something like this would happen on your dorstep.”

Another neighbour helped attend to the bleeding man, who police have revealed as a 51-year-old from Pudsey in West Yorkshire, alongside a friend has also spoke of her shock.

“It was definitely a stab wound,” she said. “He didn’t tell us how it happened, he was unconscious at the time.”

Police say the man, now recovering in a ward at Royal Derby Hospital, is able to talk and has been co-operating with the investigation. A spokesperson for the force could not reveal how and where the Pudsey man was stabbed.

Anyone with information which could help police is urged to call its non-emergency number, 101.